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16. (US20140310785) Identity module with interchangeable unique identifiers

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 14254640 Application Date: 16.04.2014
Publication Number: 20140310785 Publication Date: 16.10.2014
Grant Number: 09526008 Grant Date: 20.12.2016
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
H04W 12/08
H04W 8/18
H04W 12/04
H04W 12/06
H04W 8/04
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
W
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
12
Security arrangements, e.g. access security or fraud detection; Authentication, e.g. verifying user identity or authorisation; Protecting privacy or anonymity
08
Access security
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
W
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
8
Network data management
18
Processing of user or subscriber data, e.g. subscribed services, user preferences or user profiles; Transfer of user or subscriber data
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
W
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
12
Security arrangements, e.g. access security or fraud detection; Authentication, e.g. verifying user identity or authorisation; Protecting privacy or anonymity
04
Key management
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
W
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
12
Security arrangements, e.g. access security or fraud detection; Authentication, e.g. verifying user identity or authorisation; Protecting privacy or anonymity
06
Authentication
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
W
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
8
Network data management
02
Processing of mobility data, e.g. registration information at HLR [Home Location Register] or VLR [Visitor Location Register]; Transfer of mobility data, e.g. between HLR, VLR or external networks
04
Registration at HLR or HSS [Home Subscriber Server]
Applicants: Vodafone IP Licensing Limited
Inventors: Yakeen Prabdial
Richard Gumbrell
Najib Koraichi
Agents: Workman Nydegger
Priority Data: 1306872.1 16.04.2013 GB
Title: (EN) Identity module with interchangeable unique identifiers
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

A telecommunications system is provided, including a plurality of different cellular telecommunications networks, an identity module registrable on the plurality of different networks and containing multiple unique identifiers, each unique identifier being associated with a respective network; and, a device, operative in accordance with the identity module, to communicate with the networks when the identity module is registered on that network. The identity module includes a common security key associated with at least two of the unique identifiers such that the identity module is registrable on each one of the plurality of networks when a unique identifier of the identity module and its associated security key are authenticated for that network.